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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

how do i add a network printer for all users?

use this for making printers install for all users instead of the current user in Windows 7

To install the printer for all users, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel and double click Devices and Printers.
2. Click Add a Printer.
3. Select "Add a local printer".
4. Select "Create a new port". Choose "Local Port" as the type of the port.

5. In the box "Enter a port name", type the address as the following format.
\\ [IP address of the host computer]\[The Share Name of the printer]
Then click Next.
6. Choose the correct driver in the driver list. If no available driver, click the button Windows Update, wait for the process finishes and then look for the driver again.
7. Shared this printer to all the users.
8. Finish the installation.

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